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02.12.2017

Belarus may introduce visa-free regime during European Games 2019
Belarus may introduce visa-free regime during European Games 2019 The issue of introducing visa-free regime for those coming to the European Games 2019 in Minsk has been discussed in Belarus by Premier Andrei Kobyakov and the President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Janez Kocijancic.

28.10.2017

Premier Kobyakov gives interview to Forbes
Premier Kobyakov gives interview to Forbes Belarus is taking active positions at the world media market. Belarus’ Premier Andrei Kobyakov gave an interview to the magazine Forbes, where he spoke about the ways Belarus dealt with two crises (the world crisis of 2008 and the economic recession in Russia in 2014-2016).

27.10.2017

Belarusian-European Investment Forum underway in Luxembourg
Hahn in favor of Belarus-EU partnership and cooperation agreement In a free format, without long speeches and global discussions. Representatives of the economic bloc of the Belarus government will present the opportunities of the country at the Belarusian-European Investment Forum in Luxembourg. Its main goal is to promote strong and somewhat unique aspects of the Belarusian economy - IT and logistics - among Western business circles.

26.10.2017

Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union
Belarus urges to create common oil and gas market in Eurasian Economic Union Belarus considers inadmissible red tape in the creation of a common market of oil and gas in the Eurasian Economic Union. The Prime Minister of Belarus announced the position of our country in Yerevan. Heads of governments of the Eurasian Economic Union gathered in the Armenian capital on October 25. The creation of a single energy market by 2025 is the most sensitive issue.

18.10.2017

Belarus says its NPP complies with IAEA requirements
Belarus says its NPP complies with IAEA requirements On the morning of October 18, a command and staff exercise aiming to practice response to radiation accidents was launched after the meeting of the Commission for Emergency Situations under the aegis of the Council of Ministers. The drills are conducted on the recommendation of the IAEA.

10.10.2017

Andrei Kobyakov: Financial improvement is foreseen for 35 agricultural organizations
Andrei Kobyakov: Financial improvement is foreseen for 35 agricultural organizations How to restore paying capacity and deal with creditors. The fate of problematic agricultural organizations was discussed in the Council of Ministers on October 10.

09.10.2017

Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October
Team Belarus to go to WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi in October The Belarusian team, which will take part in the WorldSkills Olympiad among beginners and professionals, was instructed on 5 October before the trip to Abu Dhabi. The prestigious tournament is held every two years. At the previous WorldSkills contest, Belarus debuted more than successfully. This time professionals will compete in 27 specialties. The guys shared their preparation plans with the Prime Minister of Belarus.

07.10.2017

Council of Ministers prepares amendments for decree on financial rehabilitation of Belarusian agricultural plants
Council of Ministers prepares amendments for decree on financial rehabilitation of Belarusian agricultural plants Andrei Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus: It is high time to take reasonable measures on a whole range of projects on improving agricultural plants without any harm. Additional normative ensuring is necessary.

29.09.2017

Belarus plans to increase trade with Novosibirsk region
Belarus plans to increase trade with Novosibirsk region Belarus expects a qualitatively new level in its relations with the Novosibirsk region of Russia. Details of cooperation on September 27 were discussed at a meeting between the Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, and the governor of the Russian region, Vladimir Gorodetsky. Now the mutual turnover exceeds $200 million, but the parties are ready to increase it more than twice. Belarus expects to increase the supply of machinery; there are prospects in the construction industry and the joint production of innovative products.

25.09.2017

Housing and utility issues discussed at meeting with Belarus Premier
Housing and utility issues discussed at meeting with Belarus Premier How to lower the tariffs on water, save on heating and utilize rubbish? The main issues of residential and municipal maintenance were discussed on September 22, 2017 at the meeting with Belarus’ Prime Minister. There are enough of question in the housing sector. For instance, the way of saving on heating at a mini Thermal Power Plant was discussed. The facility was modernized not so long ago. As a result, the plant is now using local types of fuel- mainly chippings and wood. It helped to cut down the costs on electricity.

19.09.2017

Council of Ministers discusses readiness for heating season
Council of Ministers discusses readiness for heating season More than 80% of consumers have already received certificates of readiness for the autumn-winter working period, and the modernization of boiler houses must be finished in 2017. The process of getting ready for the heating season was discussed in the Council of Ministers on September 19, 2017. At the beginning of the year there were 14 boiling houses with an exceeded level of fuel and energy usage. The modernization is planned to be finished in the next few months, however, one problematic facility remains in the Mogilev region.

16.09.2017

Andrei Kobyakov visits free economic zone “Minsk”
Andrei Kobyakov visits free economic zone “Minsk” The currency earnings of the plants in the free economic trade zone “Minsk” is to sum up to one billion dollars. The financial and economic indicators of the business-production platform were at the center of attention on September 15, 2017. Andrei Kobyakov got acquainted with the work of the science-intensive and high-tech residents of the free economic zone.
Belarus interested in constructive dialogue with international business community, Premier Kobyakov says
Belarus interested in constructive dialogue with international business community, Premier Kobyakov says Belarus is interested in a constructive dialogue with the international business community.

13.09.2017

Belarus, China to produce engines in Great Stone Industrial Park
Belarus, China to produce engines in Great Stone Industrial Park Joint production of engines will be established by Minsk Automobile plant and a Chinese company in the Great Stone Industrial Park. The building of the plant is planned for the nearest two years. The power of it is up to 20 thousand engines per year. It will allow to satisfy the necessities of Belarusian producers of cargo, passenger, special and agricultural machinery. A document on mutual cooperation was signed at the Council of Ministers on September 13, 2017.

10.09.2017

Belarus Prime Minister visits BelAZ plant September 8
Belarus Prime Minister visits BelAZ plant September 8 According to the results of 2017, BelAZ intends to double its export. Only in the last eight months the plant produced tice more of dumping trucks if to compare with the previous year.

06.09.2017

Belarus Premier gives indications to timely complete construction of facilities for European Games 2019
Belarus Premier gives indications to timely complete construction of facilities for European Games 2019 The facilities, which will be involved in the European Games 2019 in Minsk, must be finished in time: no later than the end of 2018.

02.09.2017

Belarus Premier inspects construction works of milk production complexes  in Brest Region
Belarus Premier inspects construction works of milk production complexes in Brest Region Financial solutions and technological schemes. The fulfilment of the indications given by the President on building milk production complexes in the Brest region has been inspected by Belarus’ Premier on September 1. Not only the fulfilment of plans was discussed, but saving money was as well. The sooner the projects are realized, the quicker it will be possible to get profit out of them.

26.08.2017

Andrei Kobyakov esteems Belarus’ industrial modernization
Andrei Kobyakov esteems Belarus’ industrial modernization The modernization of industrial plants in Belarus must prove its efficiency. This was stated by Belarus’ Premier, Andrei Kobyakov, when summing up the results of his working visit to the Mogilev region. The Prime Minister visited a range of large plants of the region.

23.08.2017

Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President
Salaries, prices, food security, housing construction: what topics were discussed at the meeting with President Prices, salaries, employment, export, food security, housing construction and even the issue of super-combines - these and other topics were discussed on August 22 in the Palace of Independence at a meeting of the Belarus President with the government. The President and the government spoke about key positions: implementation of annual forecasts, control over pricing and labor market issues. The economy has grown, and six of the seven main indicators were met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of people's real incomes should be exceeded.

22.08.2017

Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says
Belarus' economy on the rise, salaries may increase, PM says The economy has grown, and six of the seven key indicators are met. By the end of 2017, the planned growth of real incomes of the population should be exceeded. The Belarusian President discussed the socio-economic results of H1 with the government. The government's financial report is still ahead.

17.08.2017

Kobyakov: Belarus ready to offer Sverdlovsk construction equipment
Kobyakov: Belarus ready to offer Sverdlovsk construction equipment Belarus counts on expanding industrial cooperation with the Sverdlovsk region, said the Belarus Prime Minister at a meeting with the acting governor of this region of Russia. Andrei Kobyakov and Evgeny Kuyvashev discussed bilateral cooperation. The basic directions are trade, housing and communal services, science and education. Belarus is ready to use Russian launch systems in engineering. In turn, Minsk offers advanced technologies for the production and processing of agricultural products, as well as machinery for agriculture.

14.08.2017

Andrei Kobyakov about  creating effective system against shady schemes of customs and tax payments
Andrei Kobyakov about creating effective system against shady schemes of customs and tax payments The volume of trade of the EEU countries increased by one quarter from the beginning of the year. Prime Ministers of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia discussed economic growth and its further development on August 14, 2017. The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council was held in Astana. Projects connected with creating a joint cyberspace in the EEU were discussed. It will make the trading schemes between the countries more transparent.

09.08.2017

Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region
Belarus Premier goes on working visit to Gomel Region On August 9, 2017 it became known that the President supported the suggestion to provide agrarians with 50 thousand tons of fuel in a form of a commodity credit. The harvesting campaign, the preparation of fodder and the completion of the indications given by the President were at the center of the Prime Minister’s attention during his visit to the Gomel region.

02.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20
Alexander Lukashenko gives instructions to complete harvesting campaign by August 20 One third of Belarusian farms turned not ready for the harvesting campaign. Alexander Lukashenko said that the harvesting campaign is imposing and criticized it a lot. Some of the machinery is still not ready to go into the fields, not all agricultural organizations have mechanization experts, there are questions connected with the work of grain dryers. The President stated that the pace of harvesting at the moment is slow-no more than 2-3% of fields are harvested every day.

04.07.2017

Independence Day 2017 in Belarus: How it happened
Independence Day 2017 in Belarus: How it happened Belarus celebrated the main holiday of the Belarusian statehood - Independence Day - on July 3. This day is a symbol of national pride, a tribute to heroism and the staunchness of the defenders of the Fatherland. INDEPENDENCE DAY 2017 PARADE: FULL VIDEO

23.06.2017

Hungary will consider all proposals of Belarus on partnership development
Hungary will consider all proposals of Belarus on partnership development Belarus offers Hungary to develop cooperation in the banking, agro-industrial complex and nuclear energy. In all these areas, Belarus is ready to work on projects that are beneficial to both sides. On June 22, Belarusian government officials met with the Hungarian delegation to discuss economic relations. Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov met with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Peter Szijjarto.

16.06.2017

Belarus, Russia premiers meet in St.Petersburg June 16
Belarus, Russia premiers meet in St.Petersburg June 16 The Prime Ministers of Belarus Russia met in St. Petersburg June 16. They discussed cooperation between the two countries. The city on the Neva River is hosting the meeting of the Belarus-Russia Union State Council.  Prior to the meeting, bilateral talks between the governments took place too. Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev discussed some issues on the agenda.

29.05.2017

Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus?
Will Orsha become economic center of north-eastern Belarus? A few news from Orsha have come this week. Orsha - a historical town and the "eastern gate of Belarus" - has recently been mentioned by Alexander Lukashenko in a problematic context three times. Even during the President's Address to the people and parliament.

26.05.2017

Belarus Premier: Industrial cooperation with Tatarstan promising
Belarus Premier: Industrial cooperation with Tatarstan promising Belarus and Tatarstan need to restore trade to $2 billion. This was one of the main topics discussed May 25 in Kazan during the meeting between the Belarusian Prime Minister and the President of Tatarstan. The sides mostly discussed bilateral trade. In Q1 2017 alone, it has increased by more than 1.5 times compared to the same period in 2016.
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus, Tatarstan should restore trade turnover $2bn Belarus and Tatarstan should restore the turnover of two billion dollars, said on May 25 the Prime Minister of Belarus meeting with the President of Tatarstan. Belarus counts on the further development of cooperation in machine building.

08.05.2017

2017 Victory Day events begin in Minsk
2017 Victory Day events begin in Minsk Victory Day ends the series of the so-called May holidays in Belarus. Boutonnieres on the lapels of TV presenters' costumes is not a mere formality: an apple-tree flower with a ribbon of colors of the Belarusian flag is a symbol of rebirth. Without May 9, 1945, there would be no modern sovereign Belarus. In Belarus, this holiday is honored and celebrated at the state level. There are few countries where May 9 is still a national holiday. A solemn meeting and a festive concert were held in Minsk on May 6. Tatyana Revizore has details of today's events.

06.05.2017

Victory Day events begin in Palace of the Republic
Victory Day events begin in Palace of the Republic Official events dedicated to Victory Day began with a solemn meeting in the Palace of the Republic on May 6, 2017. Traditionally the main guests of the event are veterans and war workers. Such meetings are more valuable with every year. For this reasons before the concert begins, veterans gather near the hall and talk to one another and only then take their seats.

28.04.2017

Slovak investors plan to invest 130 million euros in agriculture in Vitebsk region
Slovak investors plan to invest 130 million euros in agriculture in Vitebsk region Slovak investors plan to invest EUR 130 million in the development of agriculture in the Vitebsk region. The list of joint projects includes the construction of a plant for waste treatment and production of medicines. On April 27, the prime ministers of the two countries discussed the economic component of cooperation. The head of the Belarusian government is now in Bratislava. Andrei Kobyakov also expressed confidence that Slovakia will assist in the development of cooperation with the EU.
Belarus and Slovakia to discuss cooperation in the field of nuclear safety April 28
Belarus and Slovakia to discuss cooperation in the field of nuclear safety April 28 Belarus and Slovakia will discuss cooperation in the field of nuclear safety. On April 28 the Prime Minister of Belarus will visit the nuclear power plant Mochovce. The Belarusian delegation is on a visit to Bratislava these days. Slovakia has two NPPs. Their power allows this rather small European state to meet about half of the electricity needs of the country. This is the world's second largest success after France - one of the world leaders in nuclear energy.

24.04.2017

Belarus President takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign
Belarus President takes part in national voluntary Saturday working campaign April 22 turned into a nationwide voluntary Saturday working day! Soon, the tradition of working outside hours will be about 100 years old. And by the way, before the establishment by the Soviet authorities the word "Subbotnik", which now means a voluntary labor day campaign, had a completely different meaning: in the tsarist times the grammar-school boys called collective lashing, which was a punishment for misdemeanors, including laziness.

19.04.2017

Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and social stability Investments in the banking sector and the development of the industrial park "Great Stone" were the major topics discussed on April 18 between Belarus and China at the Palace of Independence in Minsk. There, Alexander Lukashenko met with Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress. The Belarusian head of state noted a high level of the bilateral political relations. The countries are strategic partners, and the economic side of the relations must follow suit.

18.04.2017

President Lukashenko to visit China in May
President Lukashenko to visit China in May It is expected that Alexander Lukashenko will visit China in May. The upcoming visit of President Lukashenko to China was discussed in the Belarusian Government during Prime Minister’s meeting with the Chinese parliamentary delegation on April 18, 2017. The two sides discussed specific possibilities for increasing mutual trade. 
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability
Zhang Dejiang: China will support Belarus in its strive for political and economic stability Investments into the bank sector and the development of the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone. The future of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation was discussed on April 18, 2017 at the Palace of Independence. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko received the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang. As Alexander Lukashenko stated the high level of bilateral political relations,

15.04.2017

Andrei Kobyakov about upward economic trends in Belarus
Andrei Kobyakov about upward economic trends in Belarus Upward economic trends have been outlined in Belarus. This statement was made by Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov on April 14, 2017. Andrei Kobyakov visited Grodno region where he got acquainted with the current situation at some of the plants.

08.04.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus’ Science needs improving, not reforming It is important to improve the science sector in Belarus, not to reform it. This was stated by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting dedicated to the problems and perspectives of Belarus’ Science on April 7, 2017. Belarusian scientists presented a mockup of a public service vehicle, which they are promising to commercialize by 2020.

04.04.2017

Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus interested in partnership with Kenyan businessmen
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus interested in partnership with Kenyan businessmen On April 4, the Belarusian government met with the chairman of the board of directors of the Kenyan Sameer Group. Today, this region of East Africa is a rapidly growing market. In this regard, Belarus is ready to offer its advanced technology, equipment and services. It can be a help both in agriculture and the construction of local infrastructure or environmental issues. Belarus is also interested in shipping to the region dairy products, canned food, baby food and other products.

31.03.2017

Premiers of Belarus and Russia discuss oil and gas issues
Premiers of Belarus and Russia discuss oil and gas issues Belarus and Russia premiers Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev are trying to find a solution to problems in the energy sector. The heads of government of the two countries held talks on March 30 in Gorki near Moscow. Thus, the prime ministers are hoping to unload the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the presidents of Russia and Belarus on April 3. The sides touched upon the difficult but important questions. In particular, the dynamics of trade and economic relations, as well as the long-running dispute over the energy supplies to Belarus.

27.03.2017

Ordinance number 3, new jobs and salaries. Main topics of President Lukashenko's working visit to Mogilev region
Ordinance number 3, new jobs and salaries. Main topics of President Lukashenko's working visit to Mogilev region President Lukashenko spoke on employment and new jobs created with the participation of foreign capital in Belarus during his working visit to the Mogilev region. Yulia Beshanova has more on the story. Communication with labor collectives is an integral part of the President's working trips. Issues that interest people are better that official reports in that they speak about the situation in the country in the best way. What worries ordinary Belarusians? Perhaps the most debated document in the country is ordinance number 3 on social dependency.

22.03.2017

Belarus' government increases accommodation funding in 2017
Belarus' government increases accommodation funding in 2017 As many as BYN 50 million more. Belarusian government allocates extra funds for home loans with state aid. According to the decision made by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the money will go towards building panel tower-blocks, which must be constructed in 2017. Those who are in need of improved housing conditions will be able to take loans at interest, which has been decreased by half of refinancing rate.

17.03.2017

Belarus could help Kazakhstan in third stage of modernization
Belarus could help Kazakhstan in third stage of modernization Belarus could be useful for Kazakhstan in terms of the third stage of the republic's modernization, said the Belarusian Premier on March 16 meeting with Kazakh parliamentarians.  Andrei Kobyakov stressed that Belarusian specialists have good experience in industries such as logistics, high technology, aerospace and mechanical engineering. Andrei Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:We have good plans for the joint assembly of dump and municipal equipment based on MAZ technologies.

08.03.2017

EEU Intergovernmental Council in Bishkek: exports to third countries and over 10 documents signed
EEU Intergovernmental Council in Bishkek: Belarus displeased with Russia's integration policy Start of free trade between the EEU and Iran, the development of exports to the markets of third countries and other issues within the framework of the Eurasian Union were discussed on March 7 in Bishkek at the EEU Intergovernmental Council. Some problems were also raised. For instance, roughness in relations with Russia influence Belarus' participation in the integration processes within the framework of the EEU.

07.03.2017

EEU Intergovernmental Council agrees on EAEU-Iran Free Trade Area
EEU Intergovernmental Council agrees on EAEU-Iran Free Trade Area Participants of the EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting gave a start for the creation of a trade free area between the EAEU countries and Iran. The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting took place on March 7, 2017 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The presidents of the EAEU countries approved of the beginning of negotiations on creating a trade free area with Iran, Egypt, Singapore, and India in December, 2016.
EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting starts in Bishkek
EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting starts in Bishkek "Eurasian five", 2 days and 12 questions on agenda! Bishkek is preparing for a meeting of the EEU Intergovernmental Council. Belarus will be represented at the forum by the Prime Minister, Andrei Kobyakov. The Heads of Government will discuss the removal of barriers to the development of the internal market of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), as well as more profitable ways to enter markets of third countries.

06.03.2017

Bishkek gathering EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting
EEU Intergovernmental Council meeting to take place in Bishkek Bishkek is preparing for the meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the Eurasian Economic Union. The Belarusian side will be represented at the meeting by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. The agenda includes 12 issues. Among them is the removal of obstacles in the internal market of the Eurasian Economic Union.

03.03.2017

Giorgi Margvelashvili ends visit to Belarus with package of agreements
Giorgi Margvelashvili ends visit to Belarus with package of agreements The official visit to Belarus of the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, has concluded. During two days in Belarus, the Georgian president had talks at the highest level, meetings with MPs and government officials, as well as talked with students and got familiar with Belarus' historical sights.

02.03.2017

Belarus inviting Georgian businesses
Belarus inviting Georgian businesses Belarusian and Georgian delegations discussed the future projects on 2 March. One of the main tasks is to increase trade turnover. And it is quite doable, says Belarusian Prime Minister. Last year, the Belarusian Embassy in Tbilisi was opened, and today there are all prerequisites to reach significant amounts in mutual trade. Such meetings should help in overcoming various issues.

25.02.2017

Belarus Premier: The “per square metre price” of accommodations to come up with average salary
Belarus Premier: The “per square metre price” of accommodations to come up with average salary The “per square metre price” of accommodations should come up with the average salary of a Belarusian during the next three years. This was said by Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov on February 24, 2017.

22.02.2017

Belarus Premier about $500 salary: This money must be earned
Belarus Premier about $500 salary: This money must be earned The average salary of $500 in Belarus is a goal for the government in 2017. On February 21, the government talked about how to ensure growth of incomes of Belarusians and also discussed the economic results of January. According to the Prime Minister, the stability of the domestic currency market has been ensured. The attractiveness of Belarusian ruble deposits has been secured too.

29.01.2017

Belarus begins preparations for Second European Games
Belarus begins preparations for Second European Games Belarus sticks to a most responsible approach to the conduct of the Second European games, said Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov at a session of the organizing committee, which is preparing the sports event. Earlier, the European Olympic Committees leadership praised the level of sports facilities in Minsk.

27.01.2017

Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic
Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic arrives in Belarus on official visit The level of Belarus' bilateral trade with Serbia should increase to $500 million. According to the current trade dynamism, this figure is quite real. Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Belarus on an official visit on the 25th of January. The parties signed a roadmap for cooperation in 2017-2018. This document includes more than 50 events. Moreover, the sides also signed a number of agreements on the 26th of January.

26.01.2017

Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus
Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus The mechanism of e-government still needs to be improved in Belarus. The Council of Ministers discussed the prospects concerning the development of digital economy and the information society. Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov drew attention to the insufficient use of modern technologies by experts in different fields. The volume of the mails transmitted in digital form is less than half the total number of documents now. In regions outside of Minsk, this figure is even less than 30%.

14.12.2016

Belarus voices priorities for 2017 CEI chairmanship
Belarus voices priorities for 2017 CEI chairmanship Belarus has voiced priorities for its 2017 presidency of the Central European Initiative. Among them is the improvement of transit potential and the development of logistics systems. The heads of government of 18 countries belonging to the CEI gathered in Sarajevo December 13. Bosnia and Herzegovina officially hands over the chairmanship for 2017 to Minsk.

09.12.2016

Banks to foster Belarus-Russia integration
Banks to foster Belarus-Russia integration Belarusian and Russian export projects will get support from an integration platform. On December, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vasily Matyushevsky and representatives of the Russian group of VEB banks signed the relevant memorandum. This form of cooperation will allow Belarus and Russia to promote joint projects, as well as help Belarusian producers to go on third markets.

07.12.2016

Belarus government sums up work to expand export
Belarus government sums up work to expand export Remove barriers to trade with Russia and increase the export geography are the top priorities discussed by the Belarus government. It has summed up its work on the expansion of exports. Overall, in 2016, Belarus opened five new markets and is now selling products in 160 countries. It is also expanding the list of export commodity positions; however, we are talking about the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union only. As for the EU, Belarus must be more active in promoting its goods there.

02.12.2016

Belarus offers Qatar to partake in privatization
Belarus offers Qatar to partake in privatization Belarus offers the Qatar Investment Agency to enter into the banking sector and to participate in the privatization. This was discussed at a meeting in the government on December 2. Belarus considers Qatar as a promising partner. This is confirmed by the positive dynamics in relations between the parties. There are many examples of cooperation and one of them is the construction of a hotel and sports complex for Qatari investments. About $200 million was invested in the project.

17.11.2016

EEU prime ministers agree on Customs Code November 16
EEU prime ministers agree on Customs Code November 16 The prime ministers of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union on 16 November agreed on a draft of the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). The meeting of the Intergovernmental Council was held in Gorki near Moscow. The heads of government of Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus did come to a common denominator. Prior to that, five such meetings were held, with the latter taking place in Minsk.

07.11.2016

Joint tractors’ production in Kyrgyzstan and SCO summit: Andrei Kobyakov visits Bishkek
Joint tractor production in Kyrgyzstan and SCO summit: Belarus' premier visits Bishkek Terrorism, natural disasters and infection diseases affect the world’s economic perspectives. That was announced at the summit in Bishkek by representatives of member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). The SCO comprises more than 3 billion people, which is more than half of the population of the Earth. Belarus has a status of observer. Andrei Kobyakov visited the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

04.11.2016

Joint production of tractors and economic cooperation: SCO summit opens in Bishkek
Joint production of tractors and economic cooperation: SCO summit opens in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan has resumed the assembly of Belarusian tractors. The opening ceremony of the production facility took place in Bishkek. This city became the center of continental politics on November 3. It is hosting the Council of Heads of Government of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, with Belarus being here as an observer. The main issue is economic cooperation. Belarus offered to expand industrial cooperation within the SCO. On November 3, an assembly plant for MTZ tractors has started work in Bishkek.

03.11.2016

Belarus, Kyrgyzstan resume assembly of tractors
Belarus, Kyrgyzstan resume assembly of tractors Belarus and Kyrgyzstan have resumed the assembly of tractors in Bishkek. An opening ceremony was held on November 3 production with the participation of the Prime Minister of Belarus. The assembly facility will produce up to 5,000 tractors per year. The sides plan to sell the vehicles not only in Kyrgyzstan. The possibility of exporting machinery to China and Turkmenistan is being worked out. Delivering tractor kits to the assembly plant in Kyrgyzstan the MTZ plans to use customs regime called "free warehouse".

02.11.2016

Birth rate exceeds mortality in Belarus for first time in 20 years
Birth rate exceeds mortality in Belarus for first time in 20 years State awards were presented on November 1 to the deserved people of Belarus for the many years of fruitful work and high professionalism. On behalf of the head of state the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov presented the awards. The ceremony was held in the Palace of the Republic. The list of awardees includes 94 people: farmers, construction workers, employees of tax authorities as well as people of art and science. It should be noted that medics were the largest category of workers awarded.

29.10.2016

Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary
Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Economy, energy sector and humanitarian cooperation were among the topics discussed during the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government. However, the implementation of the provisions of the Free Trade Area Agreement.

28.10.2016

CIS Council of Heads of Government held in Minsk: signed agreements
CIS Council of Heads of Government held in Minsk: signed agreements A meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held at the National Library in Minsk. In total, the agenda included more than 20 draft documents. Almost every second of them has an economic component. Implementation of the provisions of the Free Trade Area Agreement remains the priority for the allies.
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting in Minsk: October 27 discussions
Eurasian Intergovernmental Council meeting in Minsk: October 27 discussions Such media interest is not accidental. The Eurasian intergovernmental forum has gathered for the fifth time. Previously it was held in Moscow, Yerevan, Bishkek, Sochi and now Minsk.

18.10.2016

Belarus and Tatarstan sign cooperation development plan for 2017-2020
Belarus and Tatarstan sign cooperation development plan for 2017-2020 Cooperation in the field of machine tools may become profitable for Belarus and Tatarstan. This was discussed at a meeting of the Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, with Rustam Minnikhanov, who is visiting Belarus. Tatarstan will soon begin a large-scale modernization of the aviation plant and other engineering companies. Therefore, the foreign visitors are determined to cooperate with Belarus in the industry.

15.10.2016

Andrei Kobyakov’s working visit: examples of industrial recovery
Andrei Kobyakov’s working visit: examples of industrial recovery The agricultural industry of Belarus is expecting a financial recovery. A number of the President’s decrees include precise measures. Ministries, banks and agricultural enterprises are working hard on that matter. On October 14, the situation in the Gomel district was reviewed on a particular example. The development of joint enterprise Mikhailovskoye-Agro is slowed down because of its old debts. Annually, the enterprise pays back about 1 billion rubles. The terms of the debt payment will be changed after December 1.

09.10.2016

Saint Petersburg interested in Belarusian dairy and meat products
Saint Petersburg interested in Belarusian dairy and meat products Belarus and Saint Petersburg plan to increase their turnover up to 2 billion dollars. On October 7, a number of agreements were signed between Belarus and Saint Petersburg. As it was announced, Saint Petersburg is still interested in Belarusian dairy and meat products, and it plans to purchase the transport produced in Belarus. The construction industry might become a very beneficial sphere of cooperation. It is planned to build Belarus Town in Saint Petersburg and Saint Petersburg Town in Minsk.

03.10.2016

Economic prospects Belarus and Moldova: joint business forum opens in Chisinau
Economic prospects Belarus and Moldova: joint business forum opens in Chisinau Economic prospects Belarus and Moldova are being discussed in Chisinau on October 3. A joint business forum has opened there. The Belarusian side was represented by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. Belarus is now among the top ten trade partners of Moldova. And in spite of the difficult situation in the region and the world, the bilateral trade figures are encouraging. For the first half of 2016, the turnover increased almost by 10% and amounted to almost $150 million.

30.09.2016

Andrei Kobyakov: New enterprises to ensure three quarters of volume growth by 2020
Andrei Kobyakov: New enterprises to ensure three quarters of volume growth by 2020 Small and medium-sized businesses will provide the Belarusian economy with three quarters of the volume growth. That was an announcement made by Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. During his working trip to Minsk region, Andrei Kobyakov studied the growth of regional enterprises, creating of new job places and other issues of public and private partnership.

26.09.2016

Belarus President: Knowledge and technology are key to solving economic problems
Belarus President: Knowledge and technology are key to solving economic problems Export of products for Belarus is like oxygen to the body. But economic success does not depend only on external factors. On Friday, President Lukashenko sternly warned the government on this issue and demanded to search internal reserves, which can still be found, no doubt about that. I think that every self-critical employee and manager can agree with it. It's not just about the number of blister or the amount of sweat, but also about the effective management, new knowledge and, of course, new technologies.

23.09.2016

Belarus President warns against changes in economic policy after All-Belarus People's Assembly
Belarus President warns against changes in economic policy after All-Belarus People's Assembly President of Belarus demands the strict implementation of decisions adopted at the All-Belarus People's Assembly. Alexander Lukashenko emphasized this during the Government's H1 2016 economic report and 2017 draft budget and future monetary policy discussion. In general, the economic situation in the country is stable and conditions are being created for the quality growth of the main indicators. Belarus is fulfilling the government's liabilities and is paying out foreign currency loans. However, there are problems in construction, agriculture, and industry.

03.09.2016

Islam Karimov funeral: Belarusian delegation headed by premier Andrei Kobyakov
Islam Karimov funeral: Belarusian delegation headed by premier Andrei Kobyakov Uzbekistan 3 September is saying goodbye to President Islam Karimov. Representatives from 17 countries arrived in Samarkand to part with the leader of Uzbekistan. The Belarusian delegation is headed by the Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, according to the instruction of the Belarus President. Islam Karimov died on September 2, aged 78 after a stroke.

23.08.2016

Belarus' President holds meeting on state of banking sector
Belarus' President holds meeting on state of banking sector Questions of economy and the state of affairs in the banking sector have been reviewed at a meeting held by the Belarus President on 23 August. The Head of State met with the Prime Minister of Belarus, Andrei Kobyakov, and Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Pavel Kallaur. In particular, Alexander Lukashenko was informed about the situation on the currency market, as well as on cooperation with the World Bank.

04.08.2016

New markets and more jobs: how can Belarusian companies fulfill these tasks?
New markets and more jobs: how can Belarusian companies fulfill these tasks? Expand markets and create additional jobs - such tasks face Belarusian businesses today. However, not everyone succeeds in implementing them in the difficult economic situation. Today, branches of the largest industries outside Minsk face a particularly difficult situation: the number of orders has reduced and not only.

03.08.2016

Andrei Kobyakov visiting enterprises of Brest region
Andrei Kobyakov: Belarus' GDP to grow 1.5% in 2017 Export development, branching out into new products and the creation of additional jobs are the main topics of the working trip of the Belarus Prime Minister to the Brest region on August 3.  He is set to visit several companies. Among them are a dairy plant, a machine tool plant, and a private factory for the production of furniture.

27.07.2016

Belarus premier visits Belarus-Chinese BelGee company
Belarus premier visits Belarusian-Chinese BelGee plant The Prime Minister of Belarus considers it necessary to create modern car sales centers in the country. Andrei Kobyakov raised this topic inspecting one of the largest investment projects in the field of mechanical engineering. The construction of a new auto plant is now underway in the Borisov district. A facility for the production of Belarusian-Chinese cars is set to open by the end of 2016. The head of government not only assessed the infrastructure and technological capabilities, but also personally tested one of the models.
Prime Minister tests BelGee car assembled in Belarus
Prime Minister test drives BelGee car assembled in Belarus The Prime Minister today test-drove cars assembled in Belarus. Andrei Kobyakov made a working trip to Minsk region. A new factory with Chinese capital is being built in Borisov.  An estimated capacity of the company in the first phase will amount to 60,000 cars per year.
15,000 jobs created in Belarus in Q1 2016
15,000 jobs created in Belarus in Q1 2016 The Belarus government has discussed the creation of highly effective and sought-after jobs, as well as progress in employment. In the beginning of 2016, the President set a task to create 50,000 vacancies annually. In particular, this must be done thanks to new production facilities. As noted by the Labor Ministry, such enterprises demonstrate higher performance, greater revenues and offer better salaries.

13.07.2016

Belarus, Russia discuss trade and economic cooperation July 12
Belarus, Russia discuss energy issues July 12 The heads of the Belarusian and Russian governments met in Moscow July 12 to discuss trade and economic cooperation. Also, Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev talked over the situation in the energy sector and the interaction of the countries. Andrei Kobyakov, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:We are ready to discuss all issues, including difficult and sensitive ones, which periodically arise in our trade and economic relations.

12.07.2016

Belarus, Russia premiers meet in Moscow to discuss current issues
Belarus, Russia premiers meet in Moscow to discuss current issues The bilateral relations and the situation in the Eurasian Economic Union have become the subject of a meeting between the premiers of Russia and Belarus. In addition to current issues, Andrei Kobyakov and Dmitry Medvedev discussed the situation in the sphere of energy sources. Previous consultations were held at the level of deputy prime ministers and ministries. The Russian prime minister noted the high level of Belarusian-Russian cooperation and partnership. He added that there are topics on which the sides need to agree.

16.06.2016

Belarus President: Redenomination is politically important
Belarus President: Redenomination is politically important A calm and orderly conduct of the redenomination in Belarus is important including from a political point of view, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko during a working meeting with Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and chairman of the National Bank of Belarus Pavel Kallaur. The head of state noted that Belarus was preparing for the redenomination for several years, and it was proposed to hold it on January 1, 2017. However, it was rescheduled for July 1, 2016.

12.06.2016

How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions?
How many contracts did Belarus and Russia sign at 3rd Forum of Regions? Now let's move on to the details of the Forum of Regions, which was attended by Presidents Putin and Lukashenko. It is in this order that the names of the heads of state were presented at the plenary session.

07.06.2016

Belarus, Kyrgyzstan to strengthen economic relations within CIS, EEU
Belarus, Kyrgyzstan to strengthen economic relations within CIS, EEU Kyrgyzstan's Bishkek on June 7 hosted the 25th anniversary meeting of the Heads of Government of the CIS. During the meeting, the parties discussed over 10 issues. The main focus was on the development of trade and economic cooperation, the energy and health care and food security improvement. In addition, during the meeting, Andrei Kobyakov met with the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic to talk over the issues of bilateral cooperation.

05.06.2016

Production efficiency in Belarus' agricultural sector must be higher, Premier says
Production efficiency in Belarus' agricultural sector must be higher, Premier says The Belarus Prime Minister set a task to improve production efficiency in the agro-industrial complex during his visit to Minsk Region. One should get a larger volume of products at the lowest cost.  At the same time, Belarus' agriculture should pay attention to two areas - genetics and feed.

01.06.2016

Belarusians honored with awards for significant contribution to state development
Belarusians honored with awards for significant contribution to state development State awards were presented at the Palace of the Republic in Minsk on June 1. About 50 people received honorary titles, medals and gratitude certificates from the Prime Minister. These are scientists, social workers, doctors, artists, farmers and representatives of working professions from all over Belarus. The award of the "best of the best" for their significant contribution to the development of the Belarusian state and society has already become a tradition.

30.05.2016

BelAZ to supply mining equipment to Oman
BelAZ to supply mining equipment to Oman BelAZ mining equipment will be delivered to Oman. On 27 May, a delegation from that country visited the Zhodino-based company BelAZ. Specific co-operation projects were also discussed during meetings with Belarus' government. Belarus considers Oman one of the most promising trade and economic partners in the Middle East. There is a growing number of contacts between representatives of business circles of the two countries. At the same time, the sides will have to enhance cooperation, including in the investment sphere.

29.05.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus has everything for annual GDP growth
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus has everything for annual GDP growth Let's start with the economic topic, which is the main one in politics and in "kitchen debates". Different economic topics are on people’s lips, for example, the introduction of new banknotes in Belarus. It will happen in a month and stores are already preparing us to the new price tags (without the four zeroes). The ruble's face value will become closer to major world currencies. But not only the ruble. 

26.05.2016

Belarus plans at least 2.5% GDP growth by 2020
Belarus plans to restore economic growth in 2016-2020 Belarus plans to reach the economic growth that is not below the world average, which is 2.5-3.5 percent. On May 26, the President discussed with the government the main goals of Belarus' socio-economic development for the next five years. The country should restore the losses and reach a positive trend.

19.05.2016

Belarus' premier to take part in All-Belarusian People's Congress
Belarus' premier to take part in All-Belarusian People's Congress Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov has been elected a representative of the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly. A total of 61 people will represent the Moskovsky district of Minsk. The congress will take place on 22 and 23 June. This time, 2,500 delegates will participate in the unique forum. Minsk will be represented by 400 people. Among them are representatives of all branches of government, business, science, manufacturing, health care and culture. Various topics also be raised during the meeting.

17.05.2016

Export growth and new jobs: What tasks is Belarus government facing in Q1 2016?
What economic tasks is Belarus government facing in Q1 2016? Export growth, creation of new jobs and prevention of decrease in agricultural production volumes are the economic tasks the Belarus government is facing in Q1 2016. In recent years, it implemented a number of measures for macroeconomic balancing. As a result, during the first months of 2016, balance has been achieved in domestic foreign exchange market and the size of foreign exchange reserves was kept. Moreover, about 7,000 people were employed through the creation of new industries.

13.05.2016

Priorities of Belarus-China cooperation discussed May 13
Priorities of Belarus-China cooperation discussed May 13 The priorities of the bilateral cooperation on May 13 were discussed by the Belarusian government at a meeting with a delegation from China. It came to our country to participate in a working group meeting on the construction of the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone. This project has already been called the pearl of the economic belt of the Silk Road. Now it's time to review the implementation of that project. Belarus regards China as a strategic partner in trade, economic, credit and investment, scientific-technical and other areas.
From trade to space programs: Belarus, Russia discuss cooperation on May 12
Belarus, Russia discuss trade, joint space program May 12 The construction of the Belarusian nuclear power station, transport safety and the creation of a common information space. Joint Belarus-Russia programs were discussed in Mogilev on May 12. The city hosted a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Belarus-Russia Union State. Taking part in it were the heads of government of the two countries. The sides discussed the nearly 30 questions. The main group of questions concerned trade and economic cooperation.

12.05.2016

Belarus, Russia plan to create common information space
Belarus, Russia plan to create common information space Joint programs of Belarus and Russia are being discussed in Mogilev. The city of the Sozh River is hosting a meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Belarus-Russia Union State.  Taking part in it are Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev. The agenda includes about 30 questions. The main group of questions concerns trade and economic cooperation.  The sides will also discuss work on a number of fronts over the next 5 years. In particular, they will talk over the creation of a common information space.

04.05.2016

Belarus ready to deliver more vehicles to Iran
Belarus ready to deliver more vehicles to Iran Belarus is ready to increase deliveries of heavy equipment to Iran. A number of projects were discussed by the Belarusian government on May 4. As it is known, Belarus and Iran are implementing a cooperation roadmap. It provides for closer collaboration between some enterprises. One of the examples is the assembly production of MAZ trucks and buses in Tabriz. The Belarusian head of government and the minister of industry, mines and trade of Iran agreed on the further support in line with this project.

27.04.2016

Belarus, Order of Malta to step up cooperation in medicine and social areas
Belarus, Order of Malta to step up cooperation in medicine and social areas The Belarusian head of Government and Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta signed a declaration on bilateral cooperation in Minsk on April 26. The sides would like to cooperate more in health and social projects that can be implemented in Belarus. The Order of Malta has been engaged in charitable activities in Belarus since the mid-1990s. They include rehabilitation of children, the supply of medical equipment and medical internship in leading clinics in Europe.

24.04.2016

Nationwide voluntary Saturday work: Belarus' President works at Dinamo stadium renovation site
Nationwide voluntary Saturday working day: Belarus' President works at Dinamo stadium renovation site April 23 turned into the nationwide voluntary Saturday working day! Start with yourself, as they say! On the eve of a significant date - the 75th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, TV reporters put in order monuments to the heroes of that war. President Lukashenko also built a bridge between the past and the future working at Dinamo Stadium, which is being renovated in Minsk. This will become a brand new sports complex but in historical "packaging." Our correspondents collected details of the voluntary labor day from the different regions of Belarus.

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